Join us as we discuss the challenges facing Muslim students at Medical School, and how the Muslim Medical Student Guide has helped to address this. Co-produced by students and staff at the University of Manchester, the guide provides practical advice to both new and old students. It has been positively received and endorsed by the medical school, as part of their strategy to create a more inclusive and compassionate culture on campus and the clinical learning environment.
Moderator & Speaker Panel
Dr. Hina J Shahid (Moderator)
Hina is a portfolio GP who also works in research, medical education, public health, and humanitarian medicine. She is a GP Appraiser, tutor at Imperial College School of Medicine, and Chair of the Muslim Doctors Association. Her research interest is the impact of Islamophobia on health and healthcare systems. She holds a Masters’s degree in Public Health with a focus on refugee health and health inequalities from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and holds diplomas in women’s health, children’s health, and sexual and reproductive health. She is a consultant to several national and international academic, professional, regulatory, and third sector organizations on health policy, community engagement, diversity and inclusion, and culturally sensitive health promotion.
Dr. Enam Haque ( Medical School Faculty)
Dr. Enam Haque is a GP & Clinical Senior Lecturer in Manchester. He is co-chair of the new Medical Schools Council EDI Alliance, which aims to improve inclusivity in medical schools in the UK. He is Chair of AskDoc, a Manchester-based community organization working on health inequalities, and is also on the committee for DIMAH (Diversity in Medicine and Health).
Mohammed Ullah (Medical School Chaplain)
Mohammed Ullah is the Muslim chaplain to the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University. He is involved in student welfare issues affecting Muslim students on campus and is a co-author of the Muslim Medical Student Guide.
Abdul Hadi Kafagi (Final Year Medical Student)
Abdul is a final-year medical student at the University of Manchester. He is involved with the Student Islamic Society and other Muslim organizations across Manchester. He is co-author of the Muslim Medical Student Guide.
Aziz Al-Qaisia (Fourth Year Medical Student)
Aziz is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Manchester and is co-author of the Muslim Medical Student Guide. He is involved with ISoc, Fosis North, and a number of Manchester Muslim community and youth organizations.
Maliha Momo (Final Year Medical Student)
Maliha is a final year Medical at the University of Manchester. She is one of the co-authors of the Muslim Medical Student Guide is involved in Manchester University’s Islamic Society and other organizations in and around Manchester. She is also a weekend Islamic Studies teacher at one of her local institutes.
Sara Bahadur (Third Year Medical Student)
Sara is a third-year medical student at the University of Manchester. She is a co-author of the Medical Student Guide.